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how would I change the font color of the Windows 7 taskbar? with aero

I'm running Aero but it's next to impossible to read the task bar icon titles: How would I change the font color to a different color (i.e black) so it's visible and makes the background and task ...
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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
6
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3answers
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Display Green as another color in Windows?

I'm green and red color blind. Is it possibly in Windows 7 to display green as a shade of another color so I can at least somewhat distinguish green and red when they are next to each?
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1answer
261 views

How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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2answers
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
0
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1answer
299 views

How can I change the color of the text that I have already written in OneNote?

When I first got my laptop, I used black text/ink color on the normal white OneNote background. I "personalized" Windows 7's Window Background to a dark grey color and now the one note inked items ...
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0answers
52 views

How do I change font and background for outgoing emails in mozilla thunderbird windows 7

I am trying to change my font colour in mozilla thunderbird, version 24.2.0 on Windows 7. The font stays black. I also can not manage to change the background to a colour, and incoming coloured emails ...
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1answer
1k views

change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
2
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1answer
367 views

Use Excel Color Scale Formatting with Text

I use Excel sheets to track the status of tasks through a set of discrete statuses. I'd like to be able to format these automatically, with the start being red, the end being green and progressing ...
2
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0answers
188 views

Win7: Invert Colors Of One Specific Window

I often use ctrl+alt+I and windows magnifier to invert the colors of my screen, to make bright windows easier to read. The problem is that, eg, some windows are naturally dark and some are naturally ...
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1answer
193 views

How do I change the color scheme of Windows command prompt? [duplicate]

First, I don't want this: How to change the default color of the Command Prompt? When I say color scheme, I mean the real scheme/palette, not just foreground+background. I want to change the ...
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0answers
153 views

Windows Photo Viewer Incorrect Colours with Multiple Displays

I've got a multiple monitor setup and one of the monitors is a IPS 27" Dell I use for colour sensitive work. Windows has a colour profile associated with that monitor. If I open a photo in Photoshop ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 logon UI image files - How to locate and edit them?

I want to change the color of my logon screen picture box - possibly along with other interface elements - in Windows 7.The image I'm talking about is the glossy bluish box surrounding the selected ...
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0answers
147 views

Changing color profile and refresh rate for a specific monitor via script in Windows 7?

I'd like to know whether it is possible to both change the color profile (either to a specific .icm file or to a previously imported one) and the refresh rate (e.g. 60Hz -> 120Hz, also just switching ...
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1answer
128 views

Make a dll color picker default for paint/etc?

I found this color picker DLL file online which is similar to the Photoshop's Color picker. Normally on other applications including ms paint, the color picker is very old and that's the reason I was ...
2
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0answers
360 views

How to reload windows color settings after change of registry key?

I've got a little question regarding the color settings in windows 7: Via Desktop-Right-Click -> Personalize -> Window Color -> Advances Settings I'm able to change the color of the selected items. ...
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3answers
4k views

Configure Windows 7 to show all windows in black and white [duplicate]

I have difficulty viewing different types of colors. Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How ...
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0answers
110 views

Windows 7 cmd.exe not always display colors properly

I have strange beheviour with my cmd.exe. I installed Hg few months ago and everything is OK while displaying colored Mercurial commands. Problem is that I installed also composer and PHPUnit which ...
2
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1answer
939 views

Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings

I just noticed something very strange. I created an Excel workbook in Excel 2010 (Windows 7) and manually formatted alternate rows with slightly different colors. When my colleague opened the ...
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1answer
485 views

Dark font for R in notepad++

When I go into the style configurator in Notepad++ and change the theme to something darker, like obsidian or monokai, all of my R files are monochromatic. In the default white theme this is not the ...
1
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1answer
570 views

vim coloring for git

I'm on Windows and my vim loads with a terrible colorscheme with vim. The message is blue on black (so I can't see what I'm typing). I need to change the colorscheme, but :colorscheme slate doesn't do ...
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2answers
633 views

How to change the font color of the desktop icon while running DreamScene

I have a problem using DreamScene, that software is used to make video files into desktop background (like animated wallpaper). The problem is when I activate DreamScene, the video file become my ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I make the icon font color on a windows 7 prof desktop work?

I have C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Scenes\img25.jpg as wallpaper (I think it's a standard windows wallpaper.) The desktop icon font color is white. It cannot be read without heavy eye pain. I want it to ...
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2answers
2k views

windows console with ANSI colors handling

Is there any console emulator for Windows that interprets ANSI coloring? We use rspec and a part of our team use Windows and the special string for coloring are not very useful for them ;).
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2answers
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Windows: Making Windows Explorer distinctive (changing background color or file/folder icons) for specific folder

Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the ...
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5answers
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How can I change font and color of the captions under the icons on the desktop?

I am trying to use a different font and color for the captions on the icons on the desktop. Under Personalize I have been able to change the icon spacing (both horizontal and vertical) and the size of ...
14
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2answers
3k views

White color is not white in Windows Picture Viewer

Recently bought new monitor. And connected it with HDMI. No new monitor extends my laptops in-built monitor. There is 1 problem with white color (all other colors are awesome) This is how Windows 7 ...
2
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3answers
721 views

How can I change the color of a BSOD?

I know that its possible to change the Windows boot themes, and logon backgrounds... Is it Possible to make an orange BSOD (or a OSOD)? I'm trying to prank one of my friends, and I though this would ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I change the login screen colour or background in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium at home and Professional at work. How can I change the colour and/or the background image of the lock/login screen? I'd like to set it to something nicer than the ...
2
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0answers
442 views

How to apply software display calibration while running F.lux?

I got great results from doing software calibration with Color Management in Windows 7, but F.lux resets the profile to its own every second. Is there any other way to calibrate the display that works ...
0
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1answer
900 views

Is it possible to change the UI color of a single program in Windows 7?

I know it's possible to set the global UI colors in Windows 7 via the system preferences. But is it possible to set a different UI color scheme just for one program? I am asking, because I'm using ...
4
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3answers
1k views

Is there a way to change the Windows default color picker? [closed]

I have to keep entering custom colors by hand and its a pain! There has to be a better way to do this -- especially on applications that are using the default color picker... Anyone? From any third ...
3
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3answers
6k views

Asus Windows 7 laptop's external monitor has a yellow tint

I bought an Asus G73S laptop and plugged in my old monitor but noticed it had a yellow hue. At first I thought it was the cable but figured out that if I went to display settings and used the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer

Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer? My media center Mac based PC has a bunch of files on it, that i use colored labels to ...
2
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3answers
992 views

Best way to pick a color from an Image

What is the best possible way to pick a color from the image ? What I need is that, when I move the cursor to any particular point in the image, Hex code of the color at the cursor should be ...
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2answers
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How to achieve inverted color in Windows 7 (like Compiz Negative)?

How can I achieve Compiz Negative effect in Windows 7? Screenshot showing what Compiz Negative effect is like Alt+Shift+PrtSc (High Contrast) doesn't cut it. Compiz Negative inverts color on every ...
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2answers
204 views

My colors shift at night

The colors on my laptop change at night, this happens without any specific action I take. While I'm using the computer, at a certain hour, the colors just change a bit. A friend once told me about a ...
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1answer
751 views

Better color depth using Terminal Services from a high res client

I've got myself a new screen running a resolution of 2560 x 1440. When I start a Remote Desktop Connection I set the Display configuration to "Full screen" and the Color depth to 24 bit. But once ...
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2answers
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Colors in cygwin being displayed as raw ANSI codes

When running command-line Mercurial with the color extension on, the colors appear as expected in the Windows command prompt (cmd.exe). However, in cygwin the colors are appearing as the underlying ...
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3answers
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How can I reduce saturation on my wide gamut monitor to have it display at sRGB levels?

I recently bought an Eizo S2243W, which boasts a wide gamut panel that displays 95% of AdobeRGB. The thing is that, while color aware applications are fine, most applications (including Windows 7 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Tool to automatically modify Windows 7 theme colors by time of day?

I just started using f.lux because I've been having insomnia issues and it seems to be helping immensely. I'd like to take it one step further and find something that can change my windows 7 theme ...
0
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1answer
536 views

Inconsistent black levels in windows 7 media center

I've got a HTPC running windows 7 64bit, hooked up to a Samsung LCD TV. My problem is different types of video are displaying different black levels on the TV. When I play a bluray through Arcsoft ...
0
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2answers
642 views

Getting jerky backgrounds on Windows 7 on iMac 27'' 2560x1440

I installed Windows 7 on Boot Camp on my new iMac 27'' (ATI videocard) and everything was good until recently I noticed that the default Windows 7 background (then one on the background on login) ...
6
votes
2answers
202 views

How do I change the color of this area of my Windows 7 windows?

I see this color everywhere in my Windows applications. I can't find anywhere that I set a color that is this disjointed with the rest of the color scheme (which is gray, not blue). How do I change ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Windows 7 color schemes

I'd like to get a pack of color schemes for Windows 7. I've been always using "Rainy day" on Windows XP, which is just 'easier' for the eyes. Since Windows Vista, they stopped shipping ...
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1answer
589 views

Photoshop CS4 color profile weirdness

My color profile in Photoshop CS4 on Windows is always set to "Monitor RGB" when I startup photoshop, which gives me a weird color tone as shown in the screenshot below. For example, this is how ...